Planning an event in Central or Southwest Virginia? Need the perfect soundtrack for your perfect wedding day? Want to add a unique touch to your upcoming office party, cocktail hour or open house? Whitney Cairns has over 10 years experience playing Irish and Classical harp in a wide variety of settings from cathedral weddings to intimate art openings. She adapts her repertoire to your vision for your event and offers both classical pedal harp and Irish harp.
Past clients have said...
"Your performance and presence made our guests feel special and appreciated" A.C. Roanoke, VA
"Whitney, the lovely tones of your harp truly set the tone for a lovely evening." P.B. Lynchburg, VA
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
~Prompt call back
~Personalized consultation over the phone or in person
Whitney Dobyns Cairns resides in El Paso, TX. She studied harp performance at Libery University and the University of Virginia, and traditional harp at the Irish Harp Centre in Limerick, Ireland and the Scoil na gClairseach in Kilkenny, Ireland. As a member of the chamber group Obligato and the harp/recorder duo Musica Gallica she has performed in a variety of venues across her home state of Virginia from weddings to small chamber works to large scale choral and orchestral performances and premiers. An enthusiastic exponent of both classial and folk harp, she taught folk harp at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA and founded and led the 10-member Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble. Her passion is providing exceptionally high caliber performance that exceeds the expectations of her clients. Set your next event apart! Contact her for more information.
Some of my more popular wedding/event requests...
Prelude No. 1 in C Major by J. S. Bach
The Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni
O Perfect Love by Joseph Barnby
Largo from Xerxes by G. F. Handel
Air on the G String by J. S. Bach
Cantique de Jean Racine by G. Faure
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J. S. Bach
Trumpet Tune, "The Prince of Denmark’s March" by Jeremiah Clark
Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" by Richard Wagner
Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by Felix Mendelssohn
A huge selection of Scottish, Irish, Folk, Sacred, New Age and Contemporary tunes available upon request including...
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Be Thou My Vision
The Lord’s Prayer
What Wondrous Love Is This
A few selections from my broad repertoire of standards include...
Send In the Clowns
Someone to Watch Over Me
Time After Time
It’s Been a Long, Long Time
Tea for Two
Fields of Gold
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